Woman killed in North Seattle train accident

A female was killed in a North Seattle pedestrian accident involving Amtrak Train No. 7 reports The Seattle Times.

According to the report, the woman was killed on Thursday afternoon around 2pm when she was struck by the Amtrak traveling from Seattle to Chicago.

According to the report, this is the 19th fatal Washington train vs. pedestrian accident on BNSF property in 2010.

Every year, approximately 3,000 train accidents occur in the U.S. with a significant number of fatalities each year. When pedestrians are struck by train there can be various reasons including:

  • Failure to hear the train because of another train, wind or the use of head phones
  • Pedestrians who are distracted with trying to chase after a pet
  • Horseplay
  • Suicide
  • Malfunctioning cross arms, warning lights, or warning bells
  • Absence of crossing guard at dangerous intersections
  • Inattention
  • Standing too close to the tracks and being hit by an object on the train that extends past the car.
  • Pedestrian or cars thinking they can “beat” the train

If you or a loved one has been injured in a train, bus or car accident, you should contact The Farber Law Group, a Seattle personal injury law firm for a free initial consultation.

Source: Woman struck and killed by train in North Seattle

The Seattle Times By Sanja Bhatt Posted: November 25, 2010
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